Professor Marita McCabe
Professor Marita McCabe leads the Health and Ageing Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology. She is a highly regarded academic who conducts theoretical and applied research in the areas of ageing, body image disorders, depression and sexual health. Professor McCabe has a significant publication record, with more than 400 refereed articles in these areas. In the last 10 years, her research has attracted more than $12 million in Category One funding. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Clinical, Health and Forensics Colleges of the APS.
Professor McCabe is strongly focussed on obtaining better outcomes for older people. For the past 20 years, she and her team have collaborated with aged care providers to address depression and the behavioural problems associated with dementia in both residential care and the community.
Currently, Professor McCabe is leading a NHMRC-funded project to evaluate a staff training program that guides the transition and implementation of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in the residential aged care setting. A CDC approach to residential aged care will help ensure residents are provided with choice and control in their daily lives and in turn, improve their quality of life. This approach is also expected to promote staff job satisfaction by providing greater autonomy and more meaningful interactions with resident.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Psychology - 170100
Also published as: McCabe, Marita; McCabe, M.; McCabe, M. P.; McCabe, Marita P.; McCabe, Marita Patricia; McCabe, Marjta; McCabe, Marjta P.; McCabe, Marjta Patricia; Mccabe, M.; Mccabe, M. P.; Mccabe, Marita; Mccabe, Marita P.; Mccabe, Marita Patricia; Mccabe, Marjta; Mccabe, Marjta P.; Mccabe, Marjta Patricia
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2018: A cluster RCT of a novel psychological intervention to reduce depression among at-risk older adults transitioning to residential aged care *; NHMRC Project Grants
- 2018: Consumer Directed Care in Residential Aged Care: Transforming Practice through the Resident at the Centre of Care (RCC) Program *; NHMRC Partnership Project
- 2018: Preparing Residential Care Facilities for Consumer Directed Care *; Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Fund Scheme
- 2017: An Online Workplace Psychosocial CVD Prevention Program for Men at Midlife *; Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant
* Chief Investigator
- 2017-10-19: Five important questions to ask when choosing an aged care facility - Starts at 60
- 2017-09-29: Why CDC will underpin quality in residential aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda
- 2017-07-14: Australia isn't ready for aged care demand, report says - Starts at 60
- 2017-06-14: 'First step' on consumer-directed residential aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda
- 2017-06-14: Funding needed to test tailored Aged Care services - Seniors News
- 2017-06-14: RACFs underprepared for Consumer directed Care Report - Aged Care Insite
- 2017-03-21: CDC in residential care to improve quality of life and satisfaction with care - Aged Care Guide
- 2017-03-15: Wrapping Consumers in Cotton Wool - Australian Ageing Agenda
- 2016-10-26: Teamwork crucial to improving mental health outcomes in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda
- 2016-09-12: CDC in Residential Aged Care: Lessons learnt from the first pilot of choice & control - Criterion Conferences
- 2016-09-01: CDC in Residential Aged Care: What are some of the challenges? - Australian Association of Gerontology
- 2016-05-26: Study to support residential providers in implementing CDC - Australian Ageing Agenda